UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Sokoto, Nigeria
Mar 25, 2020Entry-level
You will help with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of scaling-up cost-effective Health intervention packages. You will also participate in data-driven situational analyses, including epidemiological and emergency assessments; provide specific technical expertise on Health policies and other issues; provide in-country technical and operational support; and help monitor, evaluate and report on related Health programs. The key responsibilities include: Support to program development and planning Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of health related programs. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results. Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results. Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management. Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution. Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress. Technical and operational support to programme implementation Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results. Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on health and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results. Networking and partnership building Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results. Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs. Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health programs to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process. Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders. Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results. Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.